Salads

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

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For most people, ranch is a favorite dressing. Have you ever tried making your own? It is simple and FABULOUS! I have used this ranch dressing as a dip, a sauce for salmon sandwiches and, of course, a dressing for salads. The possibilities are endless and since it's a little thicker than store bought dressing it is way more versatile!

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3 green onions, chopped
1/2 c. fresh basil, chopped
2 T. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 T. Dijon mustard
1 T. extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. black pepper
1 c. light mayonnaise
1/2 c. plain greek yogurt (I used Fage)
1/2 c. buttermilk, shaken
Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine, scraping down the sides as needed. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. This will keep in the fridge for up to a week.
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Nutritions

Calories
19

Sodium
122mg
5% DV

Fat
0.61g
0% DV

Protein
0.9g
1% DV

Carbs
2g
0% DV

Fiber
0.5g
2% DV

This easy Italian ground beef casserole with noodles, marinara sauce, cheese, and crispy, flavorful seasoned breadcrumbs is pure comfort food! Pair the hearty, satisfying pasta bake with a Caesar salad and garlic bread for the ultimate family meal. It's also a simple make-ahead dinner for busy days!

8 oz uncooked penne pasta
1 lb. ground beef
1 c diced onion
1 clove garlic
12 oz marinara sauce
14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
1/2 t Italian seasoning
3/4 c shredded Italian 5-cheese blend
1 T salted butter
1/3 c seasoned panko breadcrumbs
2 T grated Parmesan
kosher salt and ground black pepper
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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 2-quart baking dish; set aside.
  • In a large pot of well-salted water, cook the pasta according to the package directions for 1 minute less than al dente....

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Nutritions

Calories
695

Sodium
1434mg
59% DV

Fat
34g
53% DV

Protein
46g
92% DV

Carbs
44g
15% DV

Fiber
6g
25% DV